View Full Version : could use some help with tree selection

brinlee lawn
03-30-2005, 10:17 PM
I have a funeral home I mow for and they asked me about planting some trees for a sound barrier. They already have bradford pears and sweet gums, which as you all know make a huge mess. They do not want anymore of either planted. The area is about 150 ft. long. This is in northeast Oklahoma I would appreciate any info. I could get.

Cutters Lawn Care
03-30-2005, 10:25 PM
How about leyland cypress, japanese cryptomeria, deadora cedars, magnolias.

03-31-2005, 07:46 AM
Trees as a sound barrier are greatly overated.

D Felix
04-02-2005, 10:01 AM
Trees as a sound barrier are greatly overatedCheck out the latest issue of This Old House for other suggestions on sound barriers and why trees/plantings are not good sound barriers.